Meet The Team

jason.dunbar-300x300Jason Dunbar, Producer

Jason Dunbar brings a breadth of knowledge to Cupcakes & Café with GTS.  With over 10 years of experience in the communications, finance and entertainment fields, the New Jersey native’s familiarity with these industries is what made him perfect for the position as the series producer.  Upon graduating from Howard University with honors, Jason landed a gig as the assistant producer for The Wendy Williams Experience radio show at its flagship station in New York at 107.5 WBLS.  Later, as the program grew with syndication, he became the co-executive producer of the show out of Philadelphia at Power 99 FM.

Feeling unfulfilled and having the need to develop other latent interests, Jason Dunbar decided to temporarily leave broadcasting in 2008 to explore finance.  It was within these past few years that Jason not only acquired knowledge about personal finance, credit and investments but also gained transferable experience in regards to project budgets and financial forecasting.

Having been exposed to these various industries, Jason is ready to utilize all of his experience and start a few business ventures of his own.  Given his track record, we may not know what he is up to as of yet but we do know its going to be big!

Connect with Jason on Twitter and Instagram: @dundiggity

photo-300x300Cieja Springer, Marketing Extraordinaire

A savvy marketer and budding entrepreneur, Cieja has 10+ years experience in the branding and marketing industries specializing in beauty, lifestyle, retail/fashion and luxury brands. Cieja serves as CEO/Founder of Avec Chic Management Inc, a lifestyle company focused on brand development and partnership relations.

Connect with Cieja on Instagram: @whatevalolawant2

165A02971-300x300Tarik Makor Sykes, Videographer & Editor

Tarik currently works as a freelance videographer in New York City. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, raised in Brooklyn, New York, Tarik called NYC his home from the age of 4– 21 years old. In 2000, he moved back to Iowa and lived there briefly before returning to NY to pursue a career in videography. His passion for videography began in 2002, but an affection for the lens began at an early age. Due to the interest his mother had in photography, he always had a camera snapping around him and naturally, he gravitated to it.

Connect with Tarik on Instagram & Twitter: @DUNKonDUNKS

01-300x300Madeline Simpson, Intern/ Set Assistant

Madeline Simpson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and has been living in the Big City for three years attending St. John’s University in Queens. Madeline is studying communication arts with a minor in business and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority Spring Class 2012 and former Safety and Wellness Chair.

Taking full advantage of her New York City experience, Madeline works part time at Quiksilver in SoHo and interns with the ever-fabulous Globetrotting Stiletto–a beautiful blend of Madeline’s loves—the surrounding world, music, fashion, beauty and all things social media. Everything Madeline sees is through a camera lens. She has a great eye.

Connect with Madeline on Twitter: @msimpson28